The ‘leaked’ Newcastle United away kit for next season has caused quite the star.
The jersey is going to be white and green, and looks incredibly similar to the national kit of Saudi Arabia. Of course, the Magpies are 80% owned by PIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
If Newcastle wanted an away kit inspired by a nation playing an important role at St James’ Park, they should have looked towards South America.
Newcastle should have gone with the green and yellow of Brazil for away kit
Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes are Newcastle’s samba stars. The former has became a hero this season, turning into a sensational centre midfielder who is essential to Eddie Howe’s team. The latter is the shiny new toy and the biggest signing made in January.
Bruno has quickly established himself as the club’s top player, and will hopefully play a big part in this exciting new journey.
The pair have struck up a real friendship, and are really bringing the Brazilian flair to the North East.
Every Newcastle game you go to, you see Brazilian flags and shirts. Toon fans are really embracing their South American heroes.
It would have been much better if Newcastle had decided to go with a green and yellow away kit. Fans would have absolutely loved it, there’d have been no controversy, and it would make Bruno and Joelinton feel even more at home on Tyneside.
It wouldn’t have been the first time the Magpies had donned these colours. We had a green and yellow away kit in the early 90s. It looked great.
The Saudi-inspired away shirt is mistake. A Brazil-themed kit would have been a fun tribute to our current stars, but the instead we’re going with a Saudi strip that is attracting all the wrong type of attention.